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Keane Reviews

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May 15, 2015
It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2007
Only Kerrigan's previous Clean, Shaven surpasses Keane as a sympathetic study of a man unravelled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 29, 2006
One's compassion is both challenged and expanded by a rare movie that really does go its own way.
June 16, 2006
Unshakably harrowing but deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2006
[Lewis] immerses himself so deeply in Keane's psyche and skin that you easily forget this is acting, not real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 16, 2006
The film achieves a dramatic intensity that is both admirable and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2006
Aside from Lewis's excellent acting, there's little reason to spend two hours with Keane.
January 20, 2006
Lewis makes Keane's paranoia our paranoia. Kerrigan limits our world to his world. And that's how this grimly shot, roughly felt drama pulls us in.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2006
A small wonder of a minimalist morality tale.
January 12, 2006
When it comes to an emotional payoff at the end, unlike most Hollywood films, it has earned it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 12, 2006
The role of Keane is a tall order, as he's onscreen for every frame of the film, but Lewis is just brilliant, holding our attention and ultimately our compassion for a deeply troubled man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2005
Affliction has rarely been so sensitively explored.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 15, 2005
A psycho-underworld tour de force like Irreversible or The Machinist, impressive as far as it goes (not far), single-minded but without enough on its mind, a gimmick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 15, 2005
The entire second half of the film...is unbearably tense....Lewis, whose performance is the overwhelming center of the piece, deserves a large share of the credit for making the entire thing so grueling.
December 6, 2005
Lodge Kerrigan is one of the great, though largely unheralded, filmmakers of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2005
It's in that breathtaking humanism, its illustration of the way we connect to one another, and how brittle that social fabric can be, that the film touches on sublimity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2005
[Damian Lewis] is utterly riveting as a man who is all too aware that he's looking into the abyss and the scenes where he dips into outright mentalism are extremely uncomfortable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2005
The next time you see someone railing in the streets -- fighting a battle you'll never understand -- you may remember Keane and pause to reflect.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 21, 2005
As good as Lewis is -- and he's in every frame of this 93-minute movie -- it's Kerrigan's astounding gift for addressing the wounded that demands celebration.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 6, 2005
With its endless close-ups, it's almost suffocating in intensity, but is saved by Kerrigan's sympathy for his character, and Lewis' utterly realistic performance.
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